Finding aid for the Hough Bakeries, Inc. Photographs

Repository: Western Reserve Historical Society
Creator: Hough Bakeries, Inc.
Title: Hough Bakeries, Inc. Photographs
Dates: 1920-1979
Extent: 1.20 linear feet (2 containers)
Abstract: Hough Bakeries Inc. was established by Lionel Pile as Hough Home Bakery in 1903 in Cleveland, Ohio. It was located at 8708 Hough Avenue. The company grew to become the largest multiple unit bakery in Ohio, and one of ten largest nationwide. Expansion into the suburbs began in the 1920s. In 1941, the former Star Bakery Company plant was purchased, and Hough operations and headquarters were moved there. The company incorporated in 1945, and the name was changed to Hough Bakeries, Inc. in 1952. Hough Foods, producer and distributor of frozen foods, became a subsidiary to the parent company in 1955. Hough's catering services, begun in the 1930s, became a subsidiary in 1956, when the company underwent corporate reorganization. 48 retail outlets operated into the early 1980s. In 1990, the Pile family sold the business to Amerifoods. In 1992, the company closed all remaining stores, and filed for Chapter Seven bankruptcy. The catering division was sold to the International Exposition Center, Brook Park, Ohio. The company name and recipes were purchased by Kraft General Foods. The collection consists of individual and group portraits of the Pile family; portraits and views of Hough Bakeries employees; and views of employee functions, anniversary celebrations, catering events, production facilities and retail outlets, publicity photographs, Associated Retail Bakers of America meetings and conventions, and cakes.
PG Number PG 476
Location: closed stacks
Language: The records are in English